Working with OneFest – Introducing Young People to the Live Music Industry

It’s hard starting out in the music industry. In a “who you know” world, how do you get that first introduction? That first projec…

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The Japanese Music Market and Tokyo Dance Music Event

This month I’ve been exploring Tokyo. The neon city is more different from London, New York or LA than I ever could have ima…

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Future Music Conferences

Some of the best conversations I’ve had all year came at International Music Summit, midem and Amsterdam Dance Event. Building con…

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Interview with David from Liilt about past, present and plans for 2016 for Chew

This article was originally published on the Liilt under the title “Big year ahead for live-streaming with Chew.tv – #TechTu…

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Newsbeat, Where Have All The Clubs Gone?The BBC have released some really interesting music focussed short documentaries in the last few weeks. Many sources have been reporting the large scale closing of clubs up and down the country. Here’s the Newsbeat take.

Dance Music Genre Trends from Beatport

It’s old data now but this graph from a 2014 Mixmag article shows some amazing trends in dance music genres and their popularity. Particularly of interest to me was the rise and rise of Deep House and the Everest of a peak which is Dubstep.

Facebook moves sideways into live streamingYouTube Live, Twitch, Periscope, Meerkat and now Facebook are all getting into live streaming for music. It’s really interesting to see how the proliferation of streaming platforms coving the space will go and perhaps lead to a consolidation at some point in the future.What we can be sure of, if Facebook use the same strategy with live video content as they have been with pure video content, these streams will be reaching a lot of eyeballs.

International Music Summit – Young Industry Leader Announcement

Read: International Music Summit – Young Industry Leader Announcement In May this year I wrote an essay The Return to Music …

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“It’s a whole new craft, I remember when the Beatles first came up and the parents of my parents were against the Beatles – Beatle rage – and look at what the Beatles are now they’re considered to be legends.

And I think what’s happening now with dance music is the same thing. Our parents don’t like it but there’s a whole new generation that’s growing up listening to this music.

It’s a cultural movement, that’s the way I see it.

Video Games Killed the Radio Star

Response to the article Video Games Killed the Radio Star by Stephen Phillips In this piece Stephen Phillips of the Hunted fame give a really interesting comparison and analysis of the similarities and differences between gaming and music in their current forms and how that informs live streaming in each of the respective verticals. He […]

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